Constrain Scan-to-Email to Internal Company Distribution Onlyone
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-06
The IP.com Prior Art Database
AbstractCustomers want to insure that e-mail is only sent to internal addresses when submitted to their SMTP server. Currently the SMTP server will allow sending of e-mail, without constraint, due to the @ symbol existence. This disclosure proposes to remove or gray-out the @ symbol from access from the local user interface soft keyboard as a solution.
Customers want to insure that e-mail is only sent to internal addresses when submitted to their SMTP server. Currently the SMTP server will allow sending of e-mail, without constraint, due to the @ symbol existence.
Remove or gray-out the @ symbol from access from the local user interface soft keyboard. The user is now constrained to a distribution list, if the Lightweight Directory Access ProtocolorLDAP is active, of internal mail recipients only. No E-mail could be directed to the SMTP server that is not recognized by LDAP for the company. E-mail addresses that are not on the company directory will not be returned with a valid E-mail destination. The requirement for operation will be dependent upon LDAP existence and will operate with or without user authentication active.
The following is an example of what a user would witness during their E-mail session with the @ symbol defeated:
1.) The recipient name can be in surname/given name, SAM (Security and Monitoring) or other device supported formats in LDAP.
2.) The user would type the recipient name; for example; Doe, John or any abridged version in order to obtain an LDAP listing for the recipient selection.
3.) The LDAP will return a selection list from which to choose or the recipient entry only.
4.) The user would select the recipient and acknowledge as done.
5.) The TO: field would only display the recipient name and not the fully qua...